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Tag Archive | Al Qaeda

Video Showing Mohammed Abou Saleha, Friend of Pulse Night Club Shooter Omar Mateen

TRAC* Focus on Syria Video: Munir Mohammed Abou Saleha aka Abi Hareera Al Amreeki tells his story of how and why he came to Syria for jihad with Nusra Front before his suicide attack in the Al Arbaeen mountains in Idleb, Syria, with confrontation between JN and the Syrian army. + + + + + […]

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Al Qaeda’s Biggest Attack on Baghdad to Date Kills 120, Injures 300

TUE NOV 02 2010 — Al Qaeda activated 19 car bomb explosions, suicide bombers, and roadside and sticky bombs — assaulting cars at main intersections. Army, police and emergency teams racing to the scenes of disaster were also hit by bombs and offense by Al Qaeda. The public medical system was overloaded. DEBKAfile Al Qaeda’s […]

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Bomb Attack at Soccer Game Near Mosul, Iraq

A car bomb and at least one suspected suicide bomber killed at least eight people in Mosul, Iraq and wounded around 120 during a soccer match on Friday in northern Iraq. The blasts ocurred in Tal Afar, a town predominantly inhabited by Shi’ite Turkmen about 40 miles west of the city of Mosul, where Sunni […]

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Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Al Qaida Leaders in Iraq Killed

Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the two most senior leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq were killed in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation. A U.S. soldier was killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed during the Sunday morning military strike in al-Tharthar, about 10 kilometers south of Tikrit, Iraq. Al-Masri’s assistant and al-Baghdadi’s son, who […]

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American-born Al-Qaida Adam Gadahn Arrested in Karachi, Pakistan

The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida, Adam Gadahn, 31, has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in Karachi, according to Pakistani officials. The word of his arrest, reported to have occurred in the past few days, occurred just after a video was released showing him urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country. U.S. defense and […]

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India Civil Aviation Ministry on Extra Alert for Hijacker Linked to Al-Qaeda or Lashkar-e-Taiba

Reports coming from India that Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and/or Al-Qaeda is preparing for terror attacks or hijackings using paragliders. High alert from India on its airports and airlines following inputs of possible hijacking of Air India or Indian Airlines flights, especially in the SAARC region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri […]

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Israeli Embassy Convoy Escapes Injury from Two Roadside Bomb Blasts

THU JAN 14, 2010 — Members of an Israeli embassy convoy escaped injuries when two roadside bombs detonated while the convoy was traversing from Amman toward the Allenby bridge crossing. Terrorist spotters? … al Qaeda or Hamas spotters appear to have discovered the convoy’s regular route to the international crossing over the Jordan River. Amman, […]

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Forward Operation Base Chapman: CIA Penetration of al Qaeda Backfired

JAN 05 2010 — US intelligence sources named the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents and a Jordanian intelligence officer at a secret CIA facility at Forward Operation Base Chapman in Afghanistan on Dec. 30, 2009 as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, 36, a Jordanian medical doctor.

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Intelligence details leading up to Al Qaeda underwear bomb attempt on Flight 253

Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a Nigerian engineering student at University College London, is said to have admitted to trying to detonate an explosive powder taped to his leg with chemicals aboard the Airbus 330 which was carrying 278 passengers. The explosive powder on his body was undetected before boarding KLM Flight 588 in Lagos, Nigeria […]

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Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released from Guantanamo in 2007.

Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 passenger jet over Detroit Christmas Day were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, […]

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